Social Support Groups
New moms often isolated and alone, especially if experiencing anxiety or depression. Peer support groups offer non-judgmental listening, support, and encouragement from others experiencing similar issues. Support group leaders are caring and empathic, and can connect new mothers with additional resources.
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
595 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville
Outpatient Care Center
3rd Floor, Community Education Room
2nd & 4th Thursdays each month
10:30 am — 12 noon
1st & 3rd Mondays each month
7 — 8:30 pm
New mothers may need to address topics such as their new role, communications with partner, and changes in relationships. Talking with a mental health professional can help put things in perspective, solve problems, and introduce coping skills. Therapy in this timeframe is often short-term, problem-focused and pragmatic.Therapists listed below have all been trained to work with new and pregnant mothers. Most therapists do not have administrative staff; leave a message that you are a new/pregnant mother and someone will return your call within 24 hours.
Additional therapists provide online or virtual therapy via HIPPA-compliant platforms; learn more HERE.
Michelle Damiani, PhD
1008 East Jefferson Street
Kristin Morgan, LPC
1450 Sachem Place, Suite 101
Learn more HERE
Accepts in-network insurance
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe and manage anti-depressant medications, as well as help identify and treat any underlying medical conditions. Providers below have expertise in working with new or pregnant mothers.
Online and Virtual Support
There are many other options for support, including online support groups and therapists who provide virtual therapy, safe and secure in your own home. Click HERE for more information. And PSVa volunteers are always available to help; call (703) 829-7152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.